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Today is a big day – we are launching CakeHR V2!
Originally we came out of Beta over a year ago and have been working hard to build both our client base & feature set.
It’s been an awesome process, not without it’s issues but we’ve come a long way and about six months since V1 launch we started to understand that we need to change – CakeHR needs to become more mature & serious.
Current platform wasn’t delivering it – we launched it with a friendly look & feel but there just wasn’t a room for growing features on top of it so we made a decision – let’s re-build the interface.
Today is the day – we’ve launched the new user interface across all accounts so you all have access to it.
Some of the advantages:
- Interface is fully responsive, which means it works everywhere from large screens to small mobile phones
- The whole app is much faster
- Most importantly – this gives us a clear structure to rapidly build features on top of it
We hope you’ll like it even more!
If any comments or feedback, feel free to get in touch with me directly via kaspars at cake.hr
Founder & CEO
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Our hosting partner PhpFog has posted an interview with us on their blog.
We’ve been getting quite a lot of press coverage lately. The latest one comes this morning for Arctic Startup – “CakeHR provides simple online hr software“.
First of all – thanks to everyone who have signed up during CakeHR public beta, we’ve seen a great interest and feedback, especially from HR consultancies.
Along the way there have been a list of things we had to change, improve, update, iterate, etc. and the app is looking better and better.
We’ll be running in beta for about three more weeks and then will switch on payments system and remove “BETA” signs. Until then there’s stuff to do.
Now – back to work!
After heaps of invaluable customer feedback during private Beta we now feel confident to open CakeHR to public. Starting from 17th January anyone will be able to create their own account and won’t be charged for it. Even better – every company which signs up during public Beta will never be charged for using CakeHR.
We are wrapping things up and are letting the first curious HR people in the system. During closed Beta companies won’t be charged and we will be extending free usage after launch as a “thank you”.
If you want to see what we’ve been building send me a quick email to email@example.com and I’ll set up an account for you.
We’ve been doing quite a lot of A/B testing during design stage in order to identify issues early, before implementation.
Here are two screenshots from one of the tests we did recently to identify user preference for the location of the “Sign in” button:
So – it’s end of September now, our stable alpha version of the app is completed and we’re working dressing it up in an awesome UI.
Can’t wait to share more but for now we’ll have to live with this tiny screen from “People” module.